Joe Klein has been banned from the McCain and Palin campaign planes.

Joe Klein of Time criticized the campaign over the “kindergarten sex” ad and asked McCain a question that pointed out that Ahmadinejad doesn’t control the Iranian military. Now Klein can’t get a seat on either the McCain or the Palin campaign plane.

A McCain spokesgeek grumps, “We don’t allow Daily Kos diarists on board either.” Do they provide dog collars for their tame journalists?

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: